Jane’s concerned by Linda’s odd behaviour. Peter shows Jane and Christian a letter to Linda from their father, Roger. Jane thinks Linda should give him a chance, but Christian’s adamant he’s not to betrusted. Linda says she wants to stay with the Beales and reveals her ideas for house renovations. Ian’s incensed on hearing this and reminds Jane that Linda’s stay was supposed to be temporary. He wants her out. Jane reluctantly tells a wounded Linda that perhaps she should consider sheltered accommodation. Later, the Beales return home to find Linda collapsed on the floor.
At the catering unit, Zainab, Masood, Jane and Christian bicker about using the kitchen for their separate catering events. The squabbles descend into chaos as a food fight ensues. Peter later suggests arranging a time share and they agree.
Its Darren’s 18th and he’s excited as it’s time for Jack to make good on his promise of giving him the car lot. When Darren goes to see Jack, he’s fobbed off. Libby surprises Darren by decorating the car lot office. They’re interrupted by a jubilant Janine who hands Darren the documents stating that Jack’s signed over the car lot to her and she’s putting up the tenant rates. Enraged, Libby throws paint over Janine.
Danielle informs Ronnie that she’s booked an abortion. Ronnie assumes Stacey will be taking her, but Danielle reveals that Stacey doesn’t know and she plans to go alone. Ronnie offers to take her.
Peggy behaves oddly, rousing Archie’s suspicions. She lies about a trip to the cinema, and when Archie later probes her, she confesses that she’s running for councillor.
Bradley’s fed up of Gumbo and plans to sell him at a dog show but later returns with Gumbo in tow: he won a prize.
|Linda Clarke||Lynda Baron|
|Jane Beale||Laurie Brett|
|Ian Beale||Adam Woodyatt|
|Peter Beale||Thomas Law|
|Darren Miller||Charlie G Hawkins|
|Libby Fox||Belinda Owusu|
|Janine Butcher||Charlie Brooks|
|Jack Branning||Scott Maslen|
|Ronnie Mitchell||Samantha Womack|
|Roxy Slater||Rita Simons|
|Archie Mitchell||Larry Lamb|
|Peggy Mitchell||Barbara Windsor|
|Masood Ahmed||Nitin Ganatra|
|Zainab Masood||Nina Wadia|
|Christian Clarke||John Partridge|
|Danielle Jones||Lauren Crace|
|Bradley Branning||Charlie Clements|
|Max Branning||Jake Wood|
|Billy Mitchell||Perry Fenwick|